Plans to develop micro-insurance in Fiji are gaining momentum.
The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme held discussions with donors, private sector insurers and non-government organisations in Fiji last week.
A technical specialist with the Financial Inclusion Programme, Michael McCaffrey says a key topic was how to meet the demands of 250-thousand people who want, but have no access to micro-insurance.
He says the Programme is now working to overcome concerns there's a lack of networks to deliver the product.
"For example for promoting a product like micro-insurance, the schools or some of the faith-based organisations could actually be great networks. In terms of servicing the product, it's going to be someone more like the post office who has a rural network and more experience with financial products."
Michael McCaffrey says more detailed discussions with insurance companies and potential distributors are to follow.